Oprah for Senator?
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Say what you want about Rod Blagojevich, but the man knows how to cause a public ruckus. After hitting the airwaves with various startling pronouncements, like his self-comparisons to Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, the beleaguered Illinois governor revealed on “Good Morning America” on Monday that he had considered offering Oprah Winfrey the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. But would she have bitten?
No, she wouldn’t, as it turns out.
Winfrey called into Gayle King’s Sirius XM radio show to react to the news that the embattled governor considered Winfrey for the Senate seat, replacing President Obama, that Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell.
Blagojevich, speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning, said he considered offering Winfrey Illinois’ once-vacant U.S. Senate seat, but that she “probably wouldn’t take it.”
Thanks, but no thanks: Oprah Winfrey says she’s not interested in adding “senator” to her list of credentials.